Veanne Cox, Nancy Dussault and Lillias White join the January cast of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”
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THE WINTER IS HEATING UP AT
“ L O V E , L O S S, A N D W H A T I W O R E ”
VEANNE COX, NANCY DUSSAULT AND LILLIAS WHITE
JOIN THE JANUARY CAST OFF BROADWAY
WHILE THE TOUR HITS THE ROAD!
New York, NY (12/16/2011) – Producer Daryl Roth announced today that stage and screen favorite Veanne Cox (La Cage Aux Folles; “Pan Am”), Emmy Award-winner Nancy Dussault (“Two Close For Comfort”) and Tony and Emmy Award-winner Lillias White (The Life) will all join the January cast of the Off Broadway hit Love, Loss, and What I Wore, beginning January 4 through January 29, 2012.
As the new cast begins, the current NYC cast, which includes Emily Dorsch (Lincoln Center’s In The Next Room), Tony Award-winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden), Sonia Manzano (Maria on “Sesame Street”), Loretta Swit (Hot Lips Houlihan on “MASH”) and Myra Lucretia Taylor (Broadway’s Nine) heads out to launch the show’s first national tour, which begins in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 3, 2012 and includes stops in Tampa, Florida; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Detroit, Michigan.
Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, opened in October 2009 at the Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd Street), where it’s broken all box office records and is now in its third smash year. Based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends, and directed by Karen Carpenter, this collection of stories dares to ask “Can’t we all just stop pretending anything is ever going to be the new black?” Love, Loss, and What I Wore opens the closet on this and other sartorial queries by using clothes as a metaphor for matters far deeper than the average walk-in closet.
The production, which was honored with a 2010 Drama Desk Award and a Broadway.com Audience Award, is performed by a rotating cast of five all-star actors, who perform in five-week cycles. Members of the rotating cast have included La La Anthony, Samantha Bee, Alexis Bledel, Kristin Chenoweth, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tyne Daly, Fran Drescher, Janeane Garofalo, Melissa Joan Hart, Carol Kane, Minka Kelly, Stacy London, Jane Lynch, Natasha Lyonne, AnnaLynne McCord, Anne Meara, Rosie O’Donnell, Rhea Perlman, Eve Plumb, Caroline Rhea, Doris Roberts, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sherri Shepherd, Brooke Shields, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Cobie Smulders, Rita Wilson and many more.
In addition to its New York production and its upcoming tour, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is currently playing at Broadway Playhouse in Chicago (through January 1, 2012). Since the show opened Off Broadway two years ago, it has played on six continents (North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe), in places including: Cape Town, South Africa; The Philippines; Paris, France (where popular demand has been so great that it’s returning in January 2012); Sydney Australia; Toronto, Canada and many more. Los Angeles’ Geffen Theatre hosted a hit run in 2010 that broke all box office records and featured actresses including Meredith Baxter, Jamie Gertz, Florence Henderson, Christine Lahti, Mimi Rogers and Nancy Travis.
The performance schedule for Love, Loss, and What I Wore is currently as follows: Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. (no performances on 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1; additional performances on 12/19 and 12/26 at 7 p.m.) Starting in January 2012, the Tuesday at 7 p.m. performance will be replaced by a Sunday at 7 p.m. performance. Tickets ($79.00) are available via Telecharge.com (212-239-6200) and in-person at the Westside Theatre Box Office (407 West 43rd Street). Same-day general rush tickets ($25.00, cash only) are available at the Westside Theatre box office, beginning at noon. (Limited to two rush tickets per person. Seats are based on availability; some are limited view.)
Veanne Cox. Broadway: A Free Man of Color; La Cage aux Folles; Caroline, or Change; The Dinner Party; Company (Tony/Drama Desk nominations); Smile. Off-Broadway: 2008 Obie for Sustained Excellence; Damn Yankees (Encores!); Blind (Rattlestick); Paradise Park (Signature); Spain (MCC), Last Easter (Drama Desk nomination), The Wooden Breeks (MCC); House and Garden, Labor Day (MTC); Freedomland (Playwrights Horizons); A Question of Mercy (NYTW); The Altruists, Batting Cage, The Waiting Room and Flora, the Red Menace (Vineyard); The Vagina Monologues; The Food Chain. Regional: Twelfth Night, The Beaux’ Stratagem (Helen Hayes nomination), The Way of the World (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Private Lives (Guthrie), McCarter, Bay Street, Yale Rep., La Jolla, Long Wharf, Old Globe. Film/TV: Marci X, Big Eden, Erin Brockovich, You’ve Got Mail, Henry Fool, “Pan Am,” “Louie,” “Royal Pains,” “Law & Orders,” “Boston Legal,” “Seinfeld,” “Cinderella.”
Nancy Dussault: Emmy winner, Theatre World Award, multiple Tony nominations. Broadway: Do Re Me, Sound of Music, Bajour, Side By Side By Sondheim, Into The Woods. New York: The Boyfriend, Carousel, Finian’s Rainbow, Street Scene, The Mikado, Trelawny of The Wells. Los Angeles: Sunday in The Park With George, Candide. San Francisco: American Conservatory Theatre: The Imaginary Invalid, Threepenny Opera. Tours: The Sisters Rosenzweig, Shirley Valentine, I’m Getting My Act Together…, Follies, The King and I, The Lady With All The Answers. TV: “The New Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Too Close for Comfort,” and everything from “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and “The Lily Tomlin Specials,” to “Alias.” She continues to perform in cabarets all over the country, while promoting her CD, Heart and Soul. She taught for five years in the Musical Theatre Program at UCLA, and continues to teach Master classes from her Los Angeles Studio, and around the country.
Lillias White. Broadway: Select credits include Fela! (Tony nomination), The Life (Tony Award), How to Succeed in Business…, Cats, Once on this Island, Dreamgirls (Drama League Award). FILM/TV: Pieces of April, Gloria, Disney’s Hercules, North, “Sesame Street” (Emmy Award), “Law & Order,” “Pryor Offenses” (Showtime pilot), “NYPD Blue.” Off Broadway: Numerous credits include Dinah Was, Crowns (Audelco Award), Vagina Monologues, and Romance in Hard Times (Obie Award).
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